Bloc Party to headline Teenage Cancer Trust show at Royal Albert Hall Bloc Party will play a special one-off gig at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday March 29th to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Supporting BP will be Scottish popcore outfit, Biffy Clyro and colander-bashing, Eel Pie Island natives, The Mystery Jets.
Members of Marshals can log on now to gain access to an exclusive, limited pre-sale. Non-members will have to wait until 10am tomorrow morning (Tuesday February 14th) to buy their tickets from the usual outlets, such as www.aloud.com.
Each day in the UK, 6 teenagers will find out they have cancer. These young people often get a raw deal, receiving hospital treatment in inappropriate facilities alongside children or old people. The Teenage Cancer Trust focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals. The units are colourful and vibrant, equipped with computers, TVs, game consoles, kitchens – to avoid hospital food - and are staffed with professionals able to fully understand the needs of the patients.
TCT has built 7 units to date. The concentration of medical expertise within these units can improve chances of recovery by an anticipated 15%. Units cost on average £1.5 million each to build and TCT would like at least 20 units in the UK so that every teenager with cancer has access. You can read more about the charity by visiting the Teenage Cancer Trust website.
2006 will be the Teenage Cancer Trust’s sixth year at the Royal Albert Hall. To date, these concerts have raised millions of pounds for the charity. Some incredible names have performed in previous years, including The Who, Coldplay, Oasis, Franz Ferdinand and Eric Clapton.
Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall have become, over the last five years, some of the most enjoyable and spontaneous events in the entertainment industry calendar. It’s not uncommon for major artists to turn up on the night and join in a jam session on stage. It’s one of the rare occasions when "special guests” could really mean absolutely anyone.